Dr Rebecca Bowden - Chairman
Dr Rebecca Bowden (aka Beccy) joined Headway Surrey in 2018 as a volunteer and Trustee. In October 2019 she was appointed as Chairman. Her day job is Director of Heathrow Community Fund, a grant-making charity which helps and supports charities and community groups in the boroughs neighbouring Heathrow Airport. She is a Trustee of Engineering Development Trust, an Independent Custody Visitor for the Police & Crime Commissioner of Surrey and is convenor of the UK Network for Corporate Foundations. She is also an associate member of ICSA, the governance institute. Beccy is always to be found volunteering at Drop In Sessions, fundraising events, speaking events and generally rolling up her sleeves.
Helen Goatley - Deputy Chair
Solicitor and Chairman of Barlow Robbins LLP, Guildford, Surrey. Personal injury and clinical negligence, severe injuries, complex issues of law, evidence or quantum, clinical negligence, fatal accidents, brain damage, spinal injury and major trauma. Helen has been on the SRA Clinical Negligence panel since its inception and is an APIL Fellow and accredited brain injury specialist.
Helen does her own advocacy at inquests and acts as a Court of Protection Deputy. She is Chair of the Surrey Acquired Brain Injury Network (SABIN). Helen has been with Headway Surrey since 2003 and brings a vast knowledge of the brain injury sector with her.
Treasurer - Currently Vacant
Stephen Casson - Trustee
Stephen has been a Trustee since 2015, he was previously involved in fundraising for other charities such as Scope and British Heart Foundation. A Chartered Surveyor and owner of Casson Associates. Stephen has provided much support over the years, especially the redevelopment of the building in 2009.
David Bedford - Trustee
David (aka George) became a Trustee in 2014, after his brother-in-law, suffered a brain injury in a road traffic accident. By profession he is a Chartered Building Surveyor, based in Guildford and London. David is a reliable member of the Board and was instrumental in the redevelopment of the building in 2009.
Mandy Ferguson - Trustee
Mandy joined Headway Surrey in October 2019 as a Trustee. With over 30 years commercial and general management experience operating at executive and board level, Mandy has a wealth of experience in both the food and media industry. Her roles have included Managing Director of Ambrosia; Managing Director of Ryvita; Managing Director of Harlequin Mills & Boon and VP – Overseas, Europe for HarperCollins.
She is adept at managing businesses through significant and complex change and transformation programmes, including brand and business revitalization, M & A, integration and rightsizing . She believes passionately in achieving business success through strong example-led leadership and people/team development.
Since January 2018 she has operated as a freelance business Consultant ( Binocular Consulting Ltd ) and Business Coach for Pro-actions.
In her spare time Mandy loves live music, theatre, ballet and cinema. She is also a keen traveller and passionate about conservation and animal protection.
William Glover - Trustee
Will is a survivor of a brain injury himself and he has a passion to help Headway Surrey. Upon his return to Surrey from Hong Kong where he was Director of Academic Quality and Governance for Kaplan Inc and Academic Director China for the Consortium of North American Universities, Will became a Trustee at Headway Surrey in October 2019. Will is Head of Education and Qualifications at The Royal College of Surgeons in London and his support of Headway is closely linked to his personal journey of rehabilitation following his own Acquired Brain Injury.
With almost 30 years of academic and pastoral management experience Will has served on numerous charity Boards, Committees and specialist Panels including his appointment in 2005 by the then Home Secretary as Lay Adviser to Sussex MAPPA overseeing the work of the County Police, Prison and Probation services in offender management.
An accomplished public speaker, journalist and author Will has published locally, nationally and internationally and worked over the years with media organisations including the BBC and The Daily Telegraph. Will is the published author of 6 books that have raised tens of thousands of pounds for child welfare and education charities and currently he has another dozen or so books either partially written or at the editorial stage.
Sarah Ings - Trustee
Professionally Sarah works in Human Resources, she is currently Head of HR at Reach plc having worked previously at Serco and Babcock. Sarah joined Headway Surrey in October 2019 as a Trustee. Sarah was formerly a trustee for Surrey Youth Focus and Girlguiding Surrey West and is still actively involved with Girlguiding in the local area. Sarah enjoys helping at the Drop In sessions and meeting the clients individually.
Prof. Jane Powell, MPhil, PhD - Trustee
Jane joined Headway Surrey at the beginning of 2020. Jane has a longstanding professional background in working with people who have sustained a brain injury. She is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Surrey and a Chartered / Registered Clinical Psychologist.
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